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Windows 8.1 Fast Startup stopped working

  1. #1


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8.1

    Windows 8.1 Fast Startup stopped working


    Over the last few days I built a new PC with ASUS A87 Pro MB, no PCIe cards, and Samsung ssd 840 Pro boot drive. Lots of changes on a daily basis. For a while, the FAST STARTUP hybrid boot was working. Then it stopped, and I'm trying to debug it.

    When PAST STARTUP is enabled in power options, I get a repeatable Critical Error - Windows did not shut down properly, and the startup time is as long as it would be without FAST STARTUP enabled. There are no BSODS, and no apparent harm from the Critical Shutdown error.

    Has anyone seen this kind of thing before?

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  2. #2


    Dubai
    Posts : 107
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    try this,

    open command prompt as administrator

    then type:

    powercfg -h on

    then reboot

    then try to see if the error is still there
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  3. #3


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8.1


    Thanks, I've tried that. Somehow when Fast Startup is enabled, a flag is set telling Windows that the PC did not shut down cleanly, evidenced by the Critical error in the error log. Fast Startup probably sees this condition and disables itself.
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  4. #4


    Dubai
    Posts : 107
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    format your PC bro
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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